Primary 1 worked on their prediction skills today when they investigated materials, in the form of items from around the class.
They chose items for our Floating and Sinking experiment, making a prediction as to whether it would float or sink, then tested their prediction by dunking it into a bucket of water.
We all learned a lot and had a few surprises!!
Next week we plan to investigate which item of our uniform will best transport water across the playground, using a jumper, trousers and an old shoe!
Please take time to reflect on how the school supported you during the period of school closure this year.
To allow us to ensure that we can stream activities during the school day can you please compete the follow questionnaire for each of your children. Thanks
If your child has their 5th birthday between 1 March 2021 and 28 February 2022, you should register them for school next week – and we’re asking you to do this online.
Go to www.renfrewshire.gov.uk/p1registration anytime between Monday 2 and Monday 9 November.
You’ll need to have a few things ready to upload:
- a copy of your child’s full birth certificate
- proof of address – Council Tax and Child Benefit Statement (or Driving Licence, utility/bank statement showing last 3 months transactions)
- Roman Catholic Baptismal Certificate (if applicable)
If you can’t register online, please phone your local catchment school to arrange an appointment. This is really important – please do not turn up at school without an appointment.
The Scottish Government has updated guidance for schools. This was published on the 30th October 2020.
The guidance now states:
“Face coverings should be worn by parents and other visitors to all school sites (whether entering the building or otherwise), including parents at drop-off and pick-up.”
We appreciate that there are exemptions to this but if you are able to, please wear a face covering whilst on the school site including the front gate area at the start and end of the school day.
Thank you for your cooperation in this. Our aim is to keep our whole community as safe as possible.
Due to current COVID 19 restrictions we are unable to go ahead with the information meeting planned next week.
We have created a leaflet to give all parents an brief understanding of the sacrament preparation children will receive in school.
This leaflet will be given to all p3, 4, and 7 children on Monday and more information will be given nearer the time.
Should any parent have further questions or concerns around this please make an appointment with the school office to speak to either Mrs Rowley or Mrs McDonald.
To view the leaflet please click on the link below:
St Fergus Sacramental Information Leaflet 2020
Remembrance day is on the 11th November, and Remembrance Sunday is on the 8th November. The Poppy is worn to honour the people who served in the armed forces and by donating to The Poppy Appeal Charity, it helps to support the soldiers who have served in war and their families.
If you were to buy a poppy you would be helping a lot of families when they need support.
In St Fergus’ we will be selling poppies throughout November and children can buy one by giving a donation to their class teacher.
We hope to raise as much money as we can, to help those in need.
Thank you, Logan and Clara.
(Head Boy and Head Girl)
Please read the following document from Renfrewshire Council:
Congratulations to St Fergus’ Primary 6 and 7 pupils who were awarded their grades in the Scottish Engineering Leaders Awards this morning. Lockdown aside, this was a bumper year for entries with the largest number of pupils entering their designs than ever before.
Their task was to think of a problem that exists and then design a solution.
This year three pupils, Olivia, Hailie and Emma, stood out with their entries being selected to the final stage and shortlisted for the award, an amazing achievement!
Well done to all!